ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:15 pm

I'm upto 5 now since I caught NS 8205, the Monongahela Unit in Elkhart this afternoon as a DPU on NS 65R. :D
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:46 pm

Never seen one...hoping I get lucky when I head down to Indiana in two weeks!
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Evan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:47 am

Only 2 heritage units I've seen were the UP 1989 after it came to Flint on a rack train (barley saw it) and the UP 1983 on 280. No NS ones, but there's 3 I only care to see.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm

I'm up to 6 now....just saw the Central of Georgia unit at Porter about 25 minutes ago. :)

But unfortunately it went through when it was too dark for pictures. :(
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:15 pm

Jochs wrote:I'm up to 6 now....just saw the Central of Georgia unit at Porter about 25 minutes ago. :)

But unfortunately it went through when it was too dark for pictures. :(

How come when you visit the Chicago Line you see heritage and when I do I don't? :x
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby J T » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:39 am

Jeff has specials railfanning powers. He's the iron-horse whisperer.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:32 am

Jochs wrote:I'm up to 6 now....just saw the Central of Georgia unit at Porter about 25 minutes ago. :)

But unfortunately it went through when it was too dark for pictures. :(

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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Toppysager » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:39 am

I've seen 9 NS heritage units:

Original NS in Toledo (leading) (twice) 2012& 2013
C of G in Toledo (leading) April, 2013
Nickel Plate at Vickers (2nd of 2) April, 2013
Illinois Terminal in Toledo (2nd of 2) May, 2013
Southern in Toledo (2nd of 2) May, 2013
Penn Central in Holland, OH(leading)+ Illinois terminal. June, 2013
Lehigh Valley in Holland (2nd of 3) July, 2013
Wabash in Holland (2nd of 3) July, 2013
Savannah & Atlanta in Holland (leading July, 2013
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby LSRC_railfan22 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:20 pm

Nope and could care less. there's thousands of pics of them on here.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:24 pm

I'd say my LSRC Detroit & Mackinac heritage beats this NS stuff...can't get any more shots of 381 can you :wink:
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Or my cabride in one, the 975 :wink:
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:55 pm

The one yesterday caught me by surprise, but I usually check heritageunits.com and when one or more is coming to Elkhart I go down and see them.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby A No.1 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:19 pm

MQT3001 wrote:I'd say my LSRC Detroit & Mackinac heritage beats this NS stuff...can't get any more shots of 381 can you :wink:
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Or my cabride in one, the 975 :wink:


Thats a nice shot. Is the 381 still in that paint? And where is it?
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:50 pm

A No.1 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:I'd say my LSRC Detroit & Mackinac heritage beats this NS stuff...can't get any more shots of 381 can you :wink:
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Or my cabride in one, the 975 :wink:


Thats a nice shot. Is the 381 still in that paint? And where is it?

381 had a date with the torch two years ago. :(
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby J T » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:19 pm

LSRC_railfan22 wrote:Nope and could care less.

So you're saying you DO have some level of care about them?

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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:58 pm

I went and found teh central o' New Jersey unit at Wayne today. Felt like cheating cause I knew it would be there and all... Definitely not as cool as seeing it ok the road by chance would have been. And I don't feel like the drive or the hike through the brush was well worth it but hey it was an adventure and as long as I can see a train or two it's a good day :)
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Caught the NS Heritage unit on a westbound oil train at Porter last Sunday. That makes 4 for me so far. NS, Penn Central, Virginian, and Southern. One in IN and MI, 2 in OH.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:05 am

I am up to 7 now. I saw the NS 1071 (Central RR of New Jersey) around 11pm CDT, on 9/7/13... 3rd unit on 21Q.

I don't have any pics of it, but it did happen! :lol:
It was reported to have been spotted on the webcam, and railblazer witnessed it right next to me as well.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:11 pm

J T wrote:Jeff has specials railfanning powers. He's the iron-horse whisperer.



Well, today I went on a quest to see huritaj...and this one showed up and stopped for pics. :mrgreen:

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Actually I wanted to railfan this weekend but Lake Michigan covered us with clouds and scattered rain showers, and since it was clear today, I headed down to IN to see some trains in good light.(I totally forgot about the Circus Train until it was too late...and found out it had departed Elkhart around 4:30pm...I could have made it there on time. :x )

Anyways, not having been online since last night, I didn't know this heritage unit was coming, and caught it by dumb luck. And there was a train stopped at CP 448 ahead because of track work, and it was basically single main from CP 448 to CP 460 or wherever the next crossovers are, and the train with NS 1071 stopped short of Smilax Rd. and sat for about 15 min, allowing me to get some good pics. :D
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I then went over to CP 448 when they left.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby A No.1 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:52 pm

Awesome Shots Jeff. This is the ONE unit I really want to see. Wish I had that Luck :!:

Although I did get some shots of CN 103, Still in Red and black CN paint. Got the In the cab shots also as it sits in Woodcrest. And CN 102...... Who the F... is the person on Heritage Units. COM posting that they saw it in Chicago :?: I saw it in "Chicago" just the other day too....NOT. Has not left Woodcrest in MONTHS :!:
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby railohio » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:08 pm

I am up to eight:

Conrail
Illinois Terminal
Lackawanna
Monongahela
Reading
Norfolk Southern
Norfolk & Western
Penn Central

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